Landesa Job Vacancy: Project Manager, Livelihood - Patna, Bihar

Position Title: Project Manager, Livelihood
Status: Regular Full Time

Location: Patna, Bihar

Job Summary: To support RDI Trust in achieving its objective of securing land rights to poor, and be responsible for implementing project(s) in collaboration with government and other stakeholders.

Reporting relationship: The position reports to the Programme Manager. There may be other direct reports.

Availability: RDI Trust follows a work week of 40 hours. Staff may be required to work extended hours in case of exigencies. The position requires extensive travel within the district and occasionally outside.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for district and local level co?ordination with Government and Non?Government counterparts for timely implementation of planned activities specifically related to livelihood promotion among poor land reforms beneficiaries.
  • Responsible for timely submission of information, reports and documents.
  • Identify and overcome programme challenges and learning through regular site/village visits, interaction with project partners and other stakeholders.
  • Identify human interest stories and work with team members to develop into case studies.
  • Training and capacity building of stakeholders on agricultural extension for livelihood augmentation.
  • Take up other relevant responsibility as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Fair understanding of project planning and implementation
  • Understanding of issues of rural poor in general and agricultural extension practices in particular and a commitment to the poor for adding value to improve their livelihood.
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with government and other public agencies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and writing and proficiency in English and vernacular language.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • Gender sensitivity and commitment to promote gender equity.
  • Commitment to the mission of a better, safer future for the world’s poorest people, especially women, through land ownership and secure land rights.
Education and Experience
  • University degree in humanities or related management studies
  • Minimum working experience of 5 years on rural development issues.
Additional Comments: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Landesa is an equal opportunity employer and would strongly encourage women candidates to apply.

Qualified candidates may send their updated CV to with “Project Manager Livelihood - Patna” marked in the subject line latest by 10th September 2016.

No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of applicants, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.